In conjunction with the Echo Walks Festival. The walk will cover three wharf sites in Thames (excluding Shortland, which we did in 2022) including the (in)famous Burke St harbour project, which effectively sent the Thames Borough bankrupt in the 1930s. Other historic sites will include the railway route and Grahamstown station, Victoria Park, Shotover and Caledonian mines, and the first Big Pump. We will end up back at the miniature railway station and disperse. The Thames School of Mines, Bella St Pumphouse and Gold Mine Experience should be open that day and are all well worth a visit.
Guide/narrator: Dave Wilton
Duration: 3-4 hours or thereabouts. Total walk time: approx 60 mins, mostly on the flat.
Start/finish point: Miniature railway station cnr Cochrane St and Beach Rd, Thames.
Cost: Donation (will go to Coromandel Heritage Trust)
Numbers: no limit.
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